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If you long ago took a side in the war between vampires and lycans, or if Selene is the monster slayer who gets the most screen time in your house, then you might want to clear your schedule on Saturday, May 20th, when Premiere Props auctions off more than 500 memorabilia items from the Underworld films, including plenty of weapon props and costumes.
Press Release: Premiere Props announced they will be auctioning off over 500 pieces of memorabilia from the Underworld franchise. The series of action horror films stars Kate Beckinsale and takes place in the “underworld” where vampires and lycans (werewolves) are at war. Launched in 2003 with Underworld (2003) and followed by Underworld: Evolution (2008), Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans (2009), Underworld: Awakening (2012) and Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), the films have achieved a cult status among fans.
The auction of props and costumes will be a one day event on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Premiere Props’ headquarters in El Segundo, »
- Derek Anderson
Domestic weekend estimates are in, but the full story won't be told until actuals arrive Monday afternoon as the top two films are within a mere fraction of one another as severe winter weather had a clear effect on this weekend's grosses. For the time being Rogue One: A Star Wars Story holds the top spot over Fox's expanded release of Hidden Figures by less than $200,000. The weekend's lone new wide release, Screen Gems's Underworld: Blood Wars, scored a fourth place finish while Focus's expansion of A Monster Calls failed to generate much interest despite strong reviews and audience response, ultimately finishing outside the top ten. Currently holding the #1 spot for the weekend is Disney's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which dropped 55.7% and finished with an estimated $21.97 million as its domestic cume climbs to $477.2 million, placing it just $9 million behind Finding Dory as it is soon to become »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It’s always fun to see a classy, venerable British actor grunge it up by letting himself be cast in the role of a real black-leather badass. In last year’s “Green Room,” Patrick Stewart did reasonably well as the leader of a backwoods-biker white-supremacist cult (though he did kind of come off as the nicest hater you’d ever seen). Now, in “Underworld: Blood Wars,” the fifth installment of the vampires-kick-ass action horror series, Charles Dance, fresh from “Game of Thrones” and movies like “The Imitation Game,” shows up as a Vampire elder, and from the moment he strolls into the coven castle in his long black coat, looming over everyone with a look of extreme arrogance that says, “I am so bored by all of you that ripping your throats out would provide me with great relief,” he isn’t playing. Stewart, in “Green Room,” communicated that he »
- Owen Gleiberman
While many may scoff when I say this, let me just go ahead and admit right here that I unabashedly love the Underworld movies, a series I once referred to as the “Lord of the Rings of Werewolf Movies.” The first Underworld came along right at the perfect time for me. I was still super into horror action cinema at the time (coming off films like Blade and The Matrix, whose influences were being felt industry-wide), and I just couldn’t think of anything cooler than watching werewolves and vampires kicking each other’s respective otherworldly asses.
Other than the films’ tendencies to sometimes take themselves just a little too seriously, I've always felt like the Underworld movies have unjustly received a bad wrap within the horror community and deserve far more love and respect than they ever get. From their commitment to creating intricate character-driven storytelling that has taken us through (now) five films, »
- Heather Wixson
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